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US captures top Saddam aide
June 19, 2003 00:09 IST
US forces have captured General Abid Hamid Mahmud al-Tikriti, who was deposed Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's personal secretary, national security adviser and senior bodyguard, CNN reported on Wednesday.
He was captured on Monday, Pentagon sources told CNN, without giving details
Mahmud was No 4 on the list of wanted persons issued by the US army to its soldiers, behind Saddam Hussein and his sons Uday and Qusay.
He was always seen by Saddam Hussein's side whenever the latter appeared in public.